Children's Department

The Children's Department at the Chicago Heights Library is a safe and friendly environment where children can read and learn.  We have a myriad of programs aimed at keeping kids entertained while teaching them something about the world they live in.


You can jumpstart your homework projects with these resources.  Don't forget all the print resources at the library!  Find books through the SWAN On-line Catalog., a service of HighBeam Research, Inc., is a free on-line encyclopedia, which features more than than 57,000 frequently updated articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.  Each article is enhanced with links to newspaper and magazine articles as well as pictures and maps. (formerly known as was launched in August 2000 by Information Please. and its Homework Center have received national recognition for their unbeatable reference materials, fun facts and features, and individualized homework help.

Homework Helper: Homework Helper was created by Christopher Callahan, associate dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland who specializes in uses of the Internet.  Homework Helper is designed to help middle school and upper-level elementary school students, and their parents, with nightly homework as well as long-term research projects.  It was launched in January 2003. Any questions or suggestions can be sent to

CIA World Factbook: Produced by the U.S Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA World Factbook is an excellent source of authoritative and detailed information on countries of the world, to include maps, flags, geographic and political information.
Ask Numbers gives you conversions for everything! Weight, Time, Length, Distance etc.

High School Ace: A free resource center for teens, this site features subject guides, reference tools, news, puzzles, quizzes, and college information.

Shmoop: Literature analysis website with information on many of the classics.